Professional Team Foundation Server 2010

ProTFS2010I recently finished reading Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 by Ed Blankenship, Martin Woodward, Grant Holliday and Brian Keller.

I’ve been a long-time fan of all the authors and was quite exited when I heard that they were busy writing this book. So when it was finally available in this country I snatched one up and started reading.

Barring the fact that I think there are some questionable statements, I found the book to be tedious at times as it starts out with a high level overview and then drills down into more detail in subsequent chapters.  I think the layout of the book is well suited as a reference book, looking up sections as and when you need to find information on certain topics.

The book did bring some insight into areas that I was previously not so familiar with, and it is evident that the authors are well versed in TFS. One thing that I found interesting was the guidance on how to do “Planning and Deployment”. This is obviously very helpful when you’re doing this as a business or just wanting to adopt internally.

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Overall I must admit that I did enjoy the book. I would say that Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 and Professional Application Lifecycle Development with Visual Studio 2010 are definitely required for any team taking development with Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio 2010 seriously.

Happy Reading !

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